Antetokounmpo listed as NBA’s 7th highest paid player
Forbes magazine listed out the NBA’s 10 highest paid players with Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo ranked 7th on the list.
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The ranking took into account the player’s salary and respective sponsorships with other companies. Along with Blake Griffin, Antetokounmpo ranked 7th on the Forbe’s Top-10 highest paid NBA players list, with earnings of 35.5 million dollars.
According to the report, Antetokounmpo has seen a 500% increase in pay from last season. The NBA All-star signed a new contract deal with the Milwaukee Bucks last season where he will earn $100 million over the course of 4 years. His income from sponsorships was estimated at $9.5 million after signing a new deal with Nike.
To no surprise, Lebron James ranked first on the list with earnings of $85.3 million dollars followed by Steph Curry ($76.7 million), Kevin Durant ($58 million), James Harden ($48.3 million), Russell Westbrook ($47.5 million), and Damian Lillard ($40.2 million). Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Davis rounded up the top-10 with earnings of $33.2 and $32.7 million, respectively.